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  • Mid-size, all-brass capsule
  • Robust construction with rubber-isolated capsule
  • Stainless steel head and grille assembly
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      A more affordable way to record high-quality audio.

      The Sterling Audio ST31 is an FET small-diaphragm condenser microphone that features a mid-size (3/4") capsule to make it perfect for miking acoustic instruments, amplifiers, drum overheads, and more.

      The ST31 mic's thin, 6-micron evaporated gold Mylar diaphragm is optimized to capture the most definition and detail from all acoustic instruments like piano, drums, and guitars. Warm FET circuitry gives it low noise and high-quality sonics.
      Requires phantom power.

      Features

      • Mid-size, all-brass capsule
      • Robust construction with rubber-isolated capsule
      • Stainless steel head and grille assembly
      • Rugged vinyl zipper case

      A value oriented solution that doesn't sacrifice quality. Order now!

       

      ST31 Small Diaphragm FET Condenser Mic Specifications:

      • Preamp: Low noise FET circuitry
      • Polar Pattern: Fixed Hyper-Cardioid
      • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 18kHz
      • Equivalent Noise: < 28dB SPL — A Weighted
      • Sensitivity: 5mV/Pa
      • Maximum SPL: 146dB
      • Typical Load Impedance: >500 ohms
      • Output Source Impedance: 200 ohms - transformer
      • Dimensions: 7" long, 1.2" max. dia.
      • Weight: 7oz.
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      Sterling AudioST31 Small Diaphragm FET Condenser Mic
       
      4.2

      (based on 9 reviews)

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      67%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      4.0

      Sterling ST-31

      By Velvetone

      from Ny

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Sterling Audio ST31 Small Diaphragm FET Condenser Mic:

        Clean, functional, sound. Can't really beat it for the price. Acoustic guitar sounded like, well, an acoustic guitar. That's what it's about right?
        The mic clip that comes with it is a bit too small, but no real complaints.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great plug and record mic

        By Crusher

        from MichiGUN

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Sterling Audio ST31 Small Diaphragm FET Condenser Mic:

          This mic was a big surprise. I simply plugged it in to see what it sounded like recording an acoustic guitar, no EQ, Effects or anything, plug and hit the red button and it was amazing. Very crisp, clean, and clear picking up all of the little tiny neuances to the Lows to the highs and everything in between. This also works great for overhead as a drum mic and high hat mic or to mic up and other acoustic instrument. It is worth 3 times the price.

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          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Useless for most applications.

          By AndersHanson

          from CO, Denmark

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Cheap
          • Durable
          • Looks cool

          Cons

          • Limited Functions
          • Noisy
          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • None

          Comments about Sterling Audio ST31 Small Diaphragm FET Condenser Mic:

          Yes, this is a very cheap microphone, and you get what you pay for. I see others write "Its so crisp on overheads". What they call crisp, I call noise.
          It picks up a lot more than it should, which makes it pretty much useless for me.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for Drum Overheads

          By JakeOnFiree

          from Georgia, US

          Comments about Sterling Audio ST31 Small Diaphragm FET Condenser Mic:

          I have a small home recording studio at my house (duh) and I use this mic as a drum overhead. The quality is great for the price. From the recordings I've done with it, it sounds very clean and really makes the cymbals on my kit shine. This mic has also served me well micing the drums by itself for a live, or raw drum sound.Bottom line: this is a good quality SDC with a nice price tag.

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          (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          ST31 Review

          By TRS-VwqZw

          from New Hampshire

          Comments about Sterling Audio ST31 Small Diaphragm FET Condenser Mic:

          Don't know if I got a bad one, but it generates noise. Lots of noise - when plugged into the board. Tried 3 mic cords, all with same results. All my other mics are silent when plugged in. I suspect something is wrong with the mic. For me this sends the message this company makes poor quality equipment.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for overheads and acoustic

          By Scotty-PhCDy

          from Lambertville

          Comments about Sterling Audio ST31 Small Diaphragm FET Condenser Mic:

          I use a pair of this as overheads on my drums, and I get a wonderful clear crisp sound. It picks up every little detail including delicate jazzy cymbals, and hard tom rolls. The pair setting also works fairly well on acoustic, not a very broad sound, kinda makes the acoustic seem "small" but still has a clean warm sound. For the value, this is the best overhead you can possibly buy.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Clear, Solid, Clean

          Comments about Sterling Audio ST31 Small Diaphragm FET Condenser Mic:

          Have one for recording my drums. Incredibly clear recording, almost no distortion. Didn't have time to pick up a mic stand, so I just hung it from my drop ceiling - sweet spot seemed to be right above my head for getting my bass and snare higher in the mix without the cymbals blowing it out. Extremely pleasantly surprised with the quality.Haven't used it a whole lot, but my first impression is that of quality.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Smooth Mic

          By My Selfish Self

          from Cornish Utah

          Comments about Sterling Audio ST31 Small Diaphragm FET Condenser Mic:

          I record on my own small home studio, and was having some difficulty with the acoustic guitar recordings, and miking the drums. This mic seems to have been sent from heaven. It has quickly become my favorite mic. It does a great job of picking up the great acoustics and avoiding the environmental noises which have become common in my recordings. I would recommend this mic to anyone who is budget minded. I would also recomment this mic to anyone who is not budget minded. I have had some great success with this mic. I run it through the Mackie 1404 mixing bord and behringer compressor.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great acoustic mic

          By Keving

          from California

          Comments about Sterling Audio ST31 Small Diaphragm FET Condenser Mic:

          For the price, these mic's are fantastic. I bought a pair for overheads on my drumset, and they capture a lot of warmth, much more than I had expected for overheads. What really impressed me is how they sound recording my martin, it had a perfect mix of low end and sparkle that I was looking for. The company is new, which might account for the low cost, but they have more than impressed me. buy one and check it out for yourself

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